Right To Know

Pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Act 3 (Right-to-Know Law), adopted on February 14, 2008, the Borough of Conway is committed to providing access to all public documents and records as called for in this law. 

Requests for records must be addressed to the Agency Open Records Officer and can be submitted by email, fax, mail, or in person. The request should be specific and not seek answers to questions. After filing a request, a response will be issued within 5 business days.

Conway Borough Open Records Officer:

Margie Nelko, Borough Secretary 
Borough of Conway 
801 First Avenue 
Conway, PA 15027 
(724) 869-5550 
(724) 869-9959 Fax

For more information on the Right-To-Know Law, visit the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records website.

Standard Right-To-Know Law Request Form

Filing an Appeal

When a request is denied or deemed denial, a requester may file an appeal to the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records.  The appeal must be filed within 15 business days of the denial or deemed denial date.  The appeal must also include the request, agency denial if one exists, and address agency grounds that the request was denied.  An appeals officer will determine if the record(s) is subject to public access. 

An appeal may be filed to the Office of Open Records via its Online Appeal Form, email, fax, or in person at:

Office of Open Records 
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234
Phone: 717-346-9903
Fax: 717-425-5343
Email: openrecords@pa.gov

Exempted Documents that are not Public Records

Listed below are the exempt records under Section 708 (b) of Act 3-2008.  These records are not public records subject to duplication or examination.  

  • Result in the loss of funds from Federal or State agencies
  • Jeopardize physical or personal security
  • Imperil the military, homeland security, or threaten public safety or activiites
  • Endanger physical security of buildings, infrastructure, or computer storage
  • Jeopardize employees’ health information including workers’ compensation or unemployment compensation records
  • Personal information such as employee identification number, Social Security Number, drivers’ license number or home information
  • Personal documents such as letters of reference, performance rating or grievance materials (until a decision is made based on the latter)
  • Material which details negotiation strategy for collective bargaining agreements
  • Drafts of ordinances, policies or resolutions until they are finally adopted
  • Pre-decisional information/deliberations for proposals or budgets, until presented to a quorum of the local agency
  • Information that discloses a trade secret or other confidential proprietary material
  • Personal notes for public official’s own use; also includes telephone notes if not used for an official use
  • The identity of a donor, except when the donation is for “the personal benefit of either a public official or agency employee”
  • Unpublished lecture notes, manuscripts, articles, or other creative works in progress
  • Academic transcripts (including licensing exams)
  • Police investigative materials, except for the police blotter
  • Reports of non-criminal investigations (this includes complaints)
  • 911 tapes; however response time logs are public
  • DNA & RNA records
  • Autopsy records
  • Draft minutes, until the next regularly scheduled meeting, or minutes from an executive session
  • Real Estate appraisals. engineering studies or environmental reports
  • Library circulation records
  • Certain archival records and museum materials
  • Any material that would identify a protected archaeological site or endangerment to any habitat for a threatened animal/plant species, which is not public
  • Any material such as contract bids, construction, etc. until the contract has been awarded
  • A record related to communications between an insurance carrier, administrative service organization or risk office except for contracts
  • The identity of anyone who applies for social services
  • Correspondence between legislator and constituent
  • Records that identity, home address or birth date of a child 17 years or younger
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